Re: Apps, apps, apps... (=?iso-8859-1?Q?Lars_Bramsl=F8w?= )

Subject: Re: Apps, apps, apps...
From:    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Lars_Bramsl=F8w?=  <LAB@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:25:20 +0000

Dear List When it comes to real-time audio processing, iOS has the advantage. From what I gathered by word-of-mouth the processing delay in iOS is on the order of 4-5 ms, where Android has a delay about ten times as long. This is important in any user scenarios where a microphone is used and where lip sync is important. For audio playback it is not critical. Best, Lars Bramsløw Research Engineer, PhD Eriksholm Research Centre Rørtangvej 20 3070 Snekkersten Denmark Direct: +45 4829 8928 Mobile:   +45 2285 1484 Email:     lab@xxxxxxxx Website: Eriksholm pursues audiological discoveries with the potential to significantly enhance end-user benefits in future hearing care. We work in close collaboration with academic research institutions, clinicians and end-users, and being part of Oticon ensures that our scientific insights are applied in solutions that empower people with hearing loss. -----Original Message----- From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx On Behalf Of Tina Marie Penman Sent: 31. januar 2014 20:04 To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [AUDITORY] Apps, apps, apps... Counting the current number of auditory-related apps on iOS vs. Android would be difficult. I can only imagine the number of search queries that could be used to search through the hundreds of apps related to simple hearing screenings, sound level awareness, auditory training, Made for iPhone hearing aid controllers ( _php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0), and listening games in general. Also, the developer is criteria that should be used to determine the number of valid auditory-related applications. Developers range from hearing aid manufacturers vested in the field of audiology to average Joes putzing around just for fun. One platform may have more distinguished developers which would influence your decision. As an audiologist who spends a significant amount of free time on her iPhone and iPad doing audiology and non-audiology related tasks, I enjoy iOS. I admit I have not dabbled in Android, but I haven't needed to. I enjoy iOS because developers tend to release on iOS first, then Android second. There are many apps I have enjoyed that my Android friends have waited months for. Additionally, I have many iOS applications that are related to the auditory system. I won't list specifics here on the listserv, but I'm happy to send offline. This Time article makes a direct comparison between iOS and Android ( It's slightly dated from April 2013 and would not be updated to reflect the release of the iPhone 5S, 5C, and iPad Air this fall. Reading this article may still help you make your decision though as it illustrates quantitative data. Good luck with your new and exciting adventures! Tina Penman penman.t@xxxxxxxx Audiologist Portland, Oregon *** DISCLAIMER *** Opinions my own. They do not reflect the opinions of my employer or other affiliated groups. I have no financial interest in iOS and no financial disinterest in Android. I'm just speaking from the heart. On Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:46:46 +0100, Massimo Grassi <massimo.grassi@xxxxxxxx> wrote: >Dear list members, > >as far as I understand, out there there is an increasing number of >auditory-related "apps" (apps for audiology, musical training, >psychological training, assessments of any kind, sound processing, and >perhaps many more). Many of these apps are created by research groups >for research purposes. > >I must confess that I have no tablet and that my mobile phone is still >black & white. However, I was planning to update and buy a tablet >because I would like to understand the potentiality of this type of >device for research purposes. > >I would be happy to receive suggestions about interesting commercial >and non-commercial auditory related apps. > >In addition, I have a corollary question: iOS or android? Will I find >more auditory-related apps for iOS or for android? I understand that >this last question is tricky, but maybe there is an answer :-) > >Thank you all in advance, >m > >-- > > >======================================================================= >==

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